Natural Resources

"Agriculture: Push To Protect Prairies Hits Headwinds On Great Plains"

"ATWOOD, Kan. — Kevin Holle's farm field is crowded with dried cornstalks that crackle in the breeze and ground that's dusty despite recent rain. Three years ago, this tract was one of the Earth's most endangered ecosystems: native prairie."

Source: Greenwire, 11/30/2017

House Takes Up Controversial Minnesota Mining Bills

"Two controversial measures from Minnesota congressmen, both of which would ease the way for mining expansion in northeastern Minnesota, have divided the state’s congressional delegation while spurring a broader environmental debate in the U.S. House."

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 11/30/2017

Trump To Visit Utah Monday To Announce Plans To Shrink National Monuments

"President Trump will travel to Utah on Monday to lay out his plans to cut the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, according to individuals briefed on the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it had not been formally announced."

Source: Washington Post, 11/29/2017

"BLM: Potential Chief Vows To Push Local Input, Reduce Monuments"

"Wyoming-based property rights attorney Karen Budd-Falen recently vowed that if she is confirmed to lead the Bureau of Land Management, she will 'advocate for local government involvement,' criticizing an inside-the-Beltway mindset that she said currently pervades land-use planning."

Source: Greenwire, 11/27/2017

"Why Lost Ice Means Lost Hope for an Inuit Village"

"The only road to Rigolet, Labrador, is the ice. But climate change is making that ice vanish, and the mental health impact runs deep."

"ON SEA ICE NEAR RIGOLET, Labrador — Leaning over the handlebars with one knee up on the seat, Derrick Pottle commanded his snowmobile between rocks and sheets of gray sea ice before stopping suddenly at the mouth of a bay.

“It’s open,” Mr. Pottle said, turning off his machine. Ten yards away, the ice had cracked and opened a dark hole in the water that made it impossible to drive across the inlet.

Source: NY Times, 11/27/2017


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